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Originally Posted by selectodude
I haven't put on that CPU cooler in my sig yet because i have 500 dollars left. Do i go WC and buy some games? Or should i go Dual-Core?
Why not do both?
CPU: Opteron 165 $325

WC:
CPU Block: Apogee $50
Pump: MCP 655 $90
Res: DD Fillport $15
Rad: '77 Bonneville W/ O AC ~$20
Misc (Tube/Fittings): ~$15

Total: $515

Not too bad. Note that all the parts for the water cooling are in stock from one retailer. You can get parts cheaper, but they are not in stock.
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post #12 of 29
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well there ya go! Who wants the Sandy?
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post #13 of 29
Yeah...do you have $500 Right now?? You could sell the Sandy...make $200 more dollars...so $700....and get a dual core opty and WC'ing for your CPU and GPU.

Here:

-165 Opty $330

WC'ing:

-Apogge CPU BLock $49
-Maze4 LP GPU BLock w/Ramsinks $62
-DD D5 Pump $76
-BIX2 Radiator $70??
-2 Low RPM 120mm fans $25
-10FT ClearFlex Tubing $10
-1T-line $2
-12 Steel Worm CLamps $6
-DistilledWater + Antifreeze $4

Total with Opty: $634

Then you'd have one Kickarse rig.
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Thread Starter 
exactly. it seems those 165s OC like crazy too, i could get the processor, OC it on air and see how i do, then get WC if/when i feel like dealing w/ the hassle. but thanks you two, reps!
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post #15 of 29
Does this place RULE or what?
The people in here are full of it... great info that is
    
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post #16 of 29
I don't mean to rain on the parade, but I don't think your psu is going to be able to handle your new system. (vid card) My Aspire 520W could barely run my x850xt and literally wouldn't boot up when I added another hard drive. I had to return it and bump up to the 600W version.
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
I don't mean to rain on the parade, but I don't think your psu is going to be able to handle your new system. (vid card) My Aspire 520W could barely run my x850xt and literally wouldn't boot up when I added another hard drive. I had to return it and bump up to the 600W version.
Very good point!
He can put the $ from the 3700+ in a good PS.
    
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post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
My PSU seems fine so far, but i'll hold off on the water cooling, what are the symptoms of an underpowered computer?
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Various problems like lock ups, wacko mouse freezes, usually random issues.
    
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alright, i'll keep a look out. thanks!
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